Definition of "naltrexone" []

  • A drug, C20H23NO4, used as an antagonist to narcotic drugs. (noun)
  • A narcotic antagonist, similar to morphine, used chiefly in the treatment of heroin addiction (noun)

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Use "naltrexone" in a sentence
  • "Contrave is a combination of naltrexone, which is used to treat alcohol and drug addiction, and buproprion, which is sold as Wellbutrin when used as an antidepressant and Zyban when used to help people quit smoking."
  • "The archetype, a compound called naltrexone, reverses the pleasurable effect of narcotics like heroin."
  • "With rapid detox, patients are given anesthesia and then given an opiate - blocking drug called naltrexone that causes nearly immediate withdrawal."